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nancy sv
06-01-2011, 08:34 AM
We want to insert gray-scale images into our book. Can we just insert them anywhere we want into the manuscript or do we have to do something special? Will they come out OK if we just have black & white pages?

nancy sv
06-01-2011, 08:56 AM
Mods: I meant to post this in the main section rather than the cover section. Would you delete it here?

06-01-2011, 08:59 PM

Whether you're printing by digital print on demand or offset printing, you can insert grayscale images anywhere you like within the book. For digital, make sure they don't go closer than 1/2" to the edge of the page.

It's important to prepare the images for printing. Things that look good on screen don't always translate well to paper. And you'll have to make sure your images are 300 dpi at the reproduction size.

I've written a couple of articles on prepping images for book printing if you want more info:

Preparing Black & White Photos for your Book (http://www.thebookdesigner.com/2010/03/preparing-black-white-photos-for-your-book/)

Using Photos in Your Book: Understanding Print Resolution (http://www.thebookdesigner.com/2010/10/using-photos-in-your-book-understanding-print-resolution/)

24 Practical Tips for Using Photos in your Print on Demand Book (http://www.thebookdesigner.com/2011/02/24-practical-tips-for-using-photos-in-your-print-on-demand-books/)

Hope that helps, and good luck!

nancy sv
06-07-2011, 04:07 AM
Thanks! That helps a lot!